Blast from the past: Things I want to do before I die

Back in ’09 I made a Facebook note with a list of things I’d like to get done before I die. Let’s see how I’m doing so far:

Things I want to do before I die

August 5, 2009 at 11:34 pm

  1. Learn to play the piano. -not yet
  2. Live in a foreign country for some time (again). -still on my list
  3. Fix or tweak an electronic device at the component level. -does iPhone repair count? No, it does not, but it’s close. This needs to involve a soldering iron.
  4. Get involved with politics in a serious way (I mean like talking to congressmen and congresswomen, etc.). -Does tweeting Anthony Weiner count? THE GENTLEMAN IS NOT CORRECT IN RESIGNING OVER A FREAKING PICTURE OF HIS UNDERWEAR
  5. Write a song. -Seriously, did I add this to my list? I’m taking it off.
  6. Raise a child and teach said child multiple languages (programming languages included in there). -I need to acquire a child first. Anyone have one?
  7. Write some software for OS X. -Check! plugins count!
  8. Write some software for a mobile device. -In progress
  9. Own a car that doesn’t run on fossil fuel. -No, but I’m up to having a diesel, and that has incredible efficiency.  So that’s a good step toward that.
  10. Learn Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, French, or Icelandic. -Not yet. Anyone have any recommendations for one of these?
  11. Find the love of my life. -I’m going to cross this one off the list
  12. Make a web app. -Boo yeah! I even did it old school style, using only mod_python and coding the HTML and stuff by hand.  Go me!
  13. Become well versed in queer theory. Bonus points if I get a master’s or Ph.D in queer theory (PS: I’m not sure what I will redeem the bonus points for when I’m dead)
  14. Acquire a soprano or sopranino saxophone. Bonus points for the sopranino because it’s more obscure.
  15. Acquire a house and apply some really strange customizations to it, because it’s my house, bitch.


Those last three were ad libbed by me just now.  I figure at the rate I’ve been striking things off of this bitch, I’ll run out of things to do by the time I’m 30!


One response to “Blast from the past: Things I want to do before I die”

  1. Allison says:

    a) I can give you a child.
    b) I can start speaking more Francais around the house.
    c) We are going to find you one sexy man.
    <3 you and your posts.

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